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Make a Dramatic First Impression: 15 Painted Front Doors

There’s a lot that can be said about first impressions, right? A firm handshake, a warm smile, and even what you’re wearing allow people you’re meeting for the first time to see something about you that stands out. The same is true of your home, of course. Though your house can’t give a handshake or smile at your guests, it makes a first impression when people walk up to the front door, and that door can send lots of different messages if you’re willing to experiment with color!

Yellow and Orange Front Doors

Imagine if this door were painted white, or a boring brown. It would look sad and possibly a little depressed! The yellow brings this door to life and everything around it, too! I love that the railing is the same color, and that even more warmth is added by the oranges and reds above and below the door. [Via Shelterness]

This sweet little home comes complete with a sweet front door! The yellow is lovely and pops in all the right ways against the brick and the boxwood around the house as well. It’s a ray of sunshine even when the sun isn’t shining! [Via Lushome]

The architectural detailing and the hardware on this next door are all very classic, but the yellow is anything but drab! The mix of classic style and bold color is really quite lovely, and the bright hue brings out the yellowed bricks on the wall as well! [Via Lushome]

Talk about bold! Your doorway would not be mistaken for anyone else’s in this color, I can assure you that. As in the last photo, this is a great mix of classic and bold, and it goes even further with the classically shaped vases in a very bold green. All around great combination! [Via Lushome]

Pink and Red Front Doors

Red has always been a very classic color, both in the decor and fashion worlds, and that’s no different when it comes to front doors. The iconic red door seems to be a popular choice among those looking for a bold yet safe color to make their first impression. [Via David on Flickr]

Red’s spunkier little sister is anything but safe or classic. Pink is a bold and very loud choice when it comes to color, especially when flanked by dark pillars such as this door is. This is a brave homeowner, and let’s face it, probably a fabulous one, too! [Via Andrew on Flickr]

Slightly more subdued since it’s surrounded by nothing but white, this fuschia door is hot hot hot! The shiny brass details are like expensive gold jewelry on a beautiful evening gown. This door is beyond chic! [Via Gorgeoux]

Blue Front Doors

Not your typical front door, here, I’ll give you that, but I just had to share this fabulous old turquoise door because it looks like it belongs to a European home, doesn’t it? The weathered paint and chipped spots make me think of the people who have happily walked through these doors, which is exactly what we want for our own front doors, isn’t it? [Via Kirk Siang]

Here is a more updated blue door. This cobalt shade is fierce and apparently not afraid to be seen with lots of other colors! The pastel- and bold-hued pots around it only complement the door, as they are almost all in cool colors. [Via Dwellers Without Decorators]

Navy blue may not be as bold and loud as its cobalt cousin, but what it lacks in boldness it makes up for in class. Though this door is flanked by black details, the blue certainly does not fade into black, but rather stands out in a subdued and quiet way. [Via Better Homes and Gardens]

Black Front Doors

A little black dress is always a safe staple to have in your closet, right? Well, a black door is always a good staple to have in your home. Black is the new black. Always. And you can’t go wrong in trying to make a statement with this dark and eternally fashionable color. [Via Lushome]

In the image above we see a lot of black around the door, whereas with this one, the whole thing is solid and dark. Because it’s surrounded by so much white and greenery, it stands out but does not weigh down the front entrance in any way, which is an important detail! [Via Lushome]

Green Front Doors

Kelly green is probably one of the boldest colors you can pick for just about anything! As accents in your home or pieces of jewelry with your wardrobe, it’s usually a welcome addition to your palette. As a front door color, it can be a scary thought, but it does work rather beautifully here, especially with that gold light fixture above it! [Via Lushome]

Red and green are complementary colors, and it’s easy to understand why in this case, even without the use of a color wheel! I can’t imagine this door being any other color, because that green and that red look like they were meant to be best friends forever! [Via Zillow]

If cheery Spring colors are what you’re looking for, look no further than this aqua green door. Combined with an array of yellow flowers and an adorable pair of yellow wellies, it’s a pure joy to look at. This scene makes you thankful for springtime, doesn’t it? [Via Southern Living]

Well, the verdict is out: painting your front door a bold color is inspiring, welcoming and makes a wonderful first impression on visitors to your home. Paired with a little spring landscaping, a vibrant door can make you feel like you’re walking into a brand new home. And all you need to get the job done is a can of paint and maybe a few extra boxwood bushes at your local store!

Thalita Murray

Thalita is a school teacher by day, fierce DIY'er by night. Her fuel of choice is ice cream (preferably chocolate) and you can always find her daydreaming of her next DIY project, scouring the aisles at IKEA, antique-hunting or cuddling with her adorable pup. She's also constantly glued to her phone, feeding her obsession with Instagram, of cours[...]

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